A celebrity bird has come to town. This one hasn't attracted the huge crowds that the Painted Bunting drew in 2015, but he is a rare and special visitor nonetheless.
Meet the Blue Grosbeak:
This young male was spotted at the beehives in Battery Park on Monday and his presence quickly made the birding news circuit. It's easy to see why - he's quite spectacular.
I've never seen a Blue Grosbeak before, so I was (and still am) pretty excited to see him.
I was especially interested to see him in action, feasting on bees.
One bee watches as her pal gets chomped.
If you're in the Battery Park area, it's worth paying this little guy a visit.
See more photos of this handsome guy on my Flickr page.